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disuse


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disuse  \Dis*use"\  (?;  see  {Dis-}),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Disused};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Disusing}.] 
  1.  To  cease  to  use  to  discontinue  the  practice  of 
 
  2.  To  disaccustom;  --  with  to  or  from  as  disused  to  toil. 
  ``Disuse  me  from  .  .  .  pain.''  --Donne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disuse  \Dis*use"\,  n. 
  Cessation  of  use  practice,  or  exercise;  inusitation; 
  desuetude;  as  the  limbs  lose  their  strength  by  disuse. 
 
  The  disuse  of  the  tongue  in  the  only  .  .  .  remedy. 
  --Addison. 
 
  Church  discipline  then  fell  into  disuse.  --Southey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disuse 
  n  :  the  state  of  something  that  has  been  unused  and  neglected; 
  "the  house  was  in  a  terrible  state  of  neglect"  [syn:  {neglect}] 




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